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  1. Default My First Aquarium!


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    Hey everybody! I am 100% newbie. On Tuesday night I purchased my very first aquarium and am extremely excited (and also intimidated!)!. I purchased the Top Fin 55 Gallon Aquarium Starter Kit. It came with the Top Fin 60 Power Filter and a 200-watt UL heater, along with two lighted hoods and some other startup goodies. I am currently doing a fishless cycle (as recommended by a friend at a local tropical fish store). He recommended that I use 30 ml of API Stress Zyme+ once a day for three days and then bring him a water sample. I just wanted to introduce myself and get some input on this cycling method and also some constructive criticism on my filter and heater. Thank you all and I look forward to making this forum a second home!!

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    am sure I deserve a few of these... lol - Cyberra Thanks for sharing your X-stitch fish pillow project! - Aminax for being prone to computer problems - Cyberra happy birthday to me... August 29th - Cyberra earned ANOTHER one... siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh - Cyberra 
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    Welcome to the community.

    Please make sure to read our threads on cycling, as some of the information that comes from pet store employees can be... inaccurate. Better safe than sorry!

    The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of the act


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    Welcome to the AC...
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    You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.

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    Welcome to one of the most enjoyable hobbies around,have fun with it and as mentioned,research and get second opinions often (in every aspect of the hobby),too much info is rarely a bad thing
    Just getting back into fish keeping after a few years away from it.

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    Welcome to AC. Glad you are doing fishless. Kudos to you.

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    Welcome to the forum

    You will get a lot comments on your filter and/or heater if you ask about that in a new thread in the correct section of the forum.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Welcome to the AC and the world of fishkeeping. Have fun.
    The family fish***The family tank***balt's Blog***Reviews ¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸><(((º>

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    Thanks for all the welcomes! I'll definitely add some pure ammonia to the cycle and browse all the great info available!

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    Welcome to the Family!

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